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0005140Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Justicepublic2012-02-15 15:312012-02-21 07:36
Toady One 
Windows XP
0005140: False identity of vampire overrides nicknames
A nickname given to a vampire is ignored. The game interface still uses their false identity name.

That makes spotting vampires pretty easy. Nickname every dwarf, the one that keeps his old name is the bloodsucker.
http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=5522 [^]


The Potash Maker Zaneg Mafollilum is a vampire. Try giving her a nickname - her name will stay Zaneg Mafollilum.
crime, dwarf mode, justice, nicknames, vampire
has duplicate 0005188resolved Footkerchief Nicknames and profession names wont change 
has duplicate 0005548resolved Logical2u vampire nicknames and profession names don't show. 
has duplicate 0005565resolved Knight Otu Vampire customized profession did not change 
related to 0005521new  Vampire mandates are based on their true (non-visible) identity's preferences 
Issue History
2012-02-15 15:31GlanzorNew Issue
2012-02-15 15:31GlanzorTag Attached: vampire
2012-02-15 15:31GlanzorTag Attached: nicknames
2012-02-15 15:31GlanzorTag Attached: dwarf mode
2012-02-15 15:32GlanzorTag Attached: crime
2012-02-15 15:32GlanzorTag Attached: justice
2012-02-15 15:44kwielandNote Added: 0019705
2012-02-15 16:20GlanzorNote Added: 0019712
2012-02-16 04:21SoadreqmNote Added: 0019766
2012-02-16 11:09FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0005188
2012-02-17 20:09HammerDaveNote Added: 0020009
2012-02-21 07:36Toady OneNote Added: 0020376
2012-02-21 07:36Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-02-21 07:36Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2012-02-21 07:36Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-02-21 07:36Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2012-03-04 17:44Logical2uRelationship addedhas duplicate 0005548
2012-03-07 02:59Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0005565
2012-03-07 13:10FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005521

2012-02-15 15:44   
I wonder if this is due to the dwarf being a historical figure?
2012-02-15 16:20   
I can nickname other historical figures.

I think that is because you change the vampire's actual name when you nickname them, not their false identity name.
2012-02-16 04:21   
This also applies to custom profession names, and even granted titles, like "Chief Medical Dwarf". Which is a pity, since I wanted to call my resident vampire a "Dark Lord".
2012-02-17 20:09   
I was able to set my current vampire's custom profession. But the nickname was an (un)dead giveaway. ;-)
Toady One   
2012-02-21 07:36   
This should work for next time, for the nicknames, profession names, and position names.